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The Personal Reason There’s Free Sunscreen At The State Fair

For the wayward fairgoer, the information booths are a first stop to find direction. This year, the crowd is taking more than just free maps; they’re also helping themselves to free sunscreen. The push for sunburn prevention came from Dr. Megan Wood.

08/29/2015

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Black Lives Matter State Fair Protest Ends Without Injury Or Arrest

The group Black Lives Matter is expected to make their way toward the Minnesota State Fair Saturday. The group says about 1,000 people are expected to march along a mile-and-a-half route from Hamline Park toward the fair’s main gates.

08/29/2015

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Ridin’ With Biden? Clinton Challenge A Rough Road For The VP

The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. Joe Biden may be considering whether to enter the race for president, but he sat out this past week’s meeting of the Democratic National Committee. In his place, backers greeted a curious few in a hotel suite 20 floors above the official gathering.

08/29/2015

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Keeping Track Of Your Kids At The State Fair

Keeping track of your group can be difficult in the large crowds of the Minnesota State Fair, especially when you are with kids. That is why the fair has free ID bracelets available for all attendees.

08/29/2015

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Check Out These Bird’s-Eye Views Of The Fair!

There are a lot of ways to see the fair, but there is nothing like seeing it all from the sky! Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak show all the ways you can get a bird’s-eye view of The Great Minnesota Get-Together!

08/29/2015

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Driver Flees After Minneapolis Crash, Leaves Passenger Pinned

Two people were hospitalized after a crash near Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Police says the accident happened around 2 a.m. on the westbound I-94 exit at Dowling Avenue North.

08/29/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Cafe Caribe’s Hard Root Beer Float

Café Caribe, on Carnes Avenue at the entrance to the Midway at the Minnesota State fair, opened 17 years ago. This year, for the first time, adults will get to imbibe like kids with the brand-new Hard Root Beer Float.

08/29/2015

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Good Questions: Dial Tones, Pronto Pups, Driving In The U.K.

Every Friday, Heather Brown answers some of our viewers burning questions. This week, she tells us abotu the reverse roads in the U.K., dial tones on cell phones and of course, Pronto Pup!

08/28/2015

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Nunez Homers, Twins Take Opener Against Astros 3-0

Eduardo Nunez homered and Kyle Gibson pitched 5 2-3 scoreless innings to help the Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Friday night.

08/28/2015

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Horse Loose On Hennepin Avenue Bridge Recaptured Safely

Minneapolis police galloped into action Friday evening when a loose horse ventured onto the Hennepin Avenue bridge.

08/28/2015

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Prince, Charles Lead New York To 81-68 Win Over Minnesota

Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

08/28/2015

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St. Paul Standoff Ends With Armed Suicidal Man Shooting Himself

A man was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday evening following a standoff with St. Paul police. Officers were called to the 400 block of Jessamine Avenue East Friday afternoon on a report of a suicidal man on his porch with a gun.

08/28/2015

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First Avenue Mainroom To Reopen After Partial Ceiling Collapse

Iconic Twin Cities music venue First Avenue will reopen Friday night after a 30-by-30-foot portion of its ceiling collapsed during a concert, injuring five people. The venue has been closed since Aug. 12, and it has taken the work of hundreds to get the place back in order.

08/28/2015

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Metrodome Seats Get New Life In Small Town

It’s about as different from downtown Minneapolis as it gets: You could fit the entire population of Wells, Minnesota, inside the Metrodome — 27 times over.

08/28/2015

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Chippewa Band Members Test Limits Of Tribal Harvesting Rights

Several citations were issued for illegal gill nets and ricing without a license. Chippewa band members are out to test the validity of their off-reservation hunting, fishing and harvesting rights.

08/28/2015

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4 Presidential Candidates Speak At Mpls. DNC Conference

Minneapolis was center stage Friday for the Democrats in the 2016 presidential race. The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting downtown, where Hillary Clinton was mobbed by supporters.

08/28/2015

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 2

Friday was the second day of The Great Minnesota Get-Together, and the WCCO was excited to find out what all the fuss is about.

08/28/2015

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Despite Poultry Ban, 14-Year-Old Designs Chicken Tractor For State Fair

For one poultry farmer and 4H competitor, the year of no birds at the Minnesota State Fair could be the most rewarding.

08/28/2015

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Black Lives Matter Expects 1K To Block State Fair Traffic

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.

08/28/2015

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First Day At The State Fair Tops 110K

It wasn’t a record-breaking crowd, but at least six figures made their way through the gates on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair.

08/28/2015

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1 Dead In Douglas County After Car Tumbles Across 2 Roads

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 28-year-old Rhett Peters of Hutchinson was driving on Highway 29 just over the border between Douglas and Pope Counties when his 2000 Ford Explorer car rounded a curve and toppled over.

08/28/2015

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Police: Teen Bruised In Abduction Attempt Outside State Fair

St. Paul Police say that a 17-year-old girl was almost abducted after she left work at the Minnesota State Fair. According to police, the incident happened at about 9 p.m. Thursday near the east side of Snelling Avenue at Arlington Avenue.

08/28/2015

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No Quick Answer For UCare In Fight To Maintain Contracts

A Minnesota judge says he’ll decide next week whether to give UCare more time to win back its public health plan contracts. UCare sued state officials earlier this month, alleging the state arbitrarily cut them out during a statewide bidding process.

08/28/2015

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Elk River House Fire Claims Life Of Male Victim, Dog

An Elk River house fire has claimed the lives of one male occupant and a dog, according to city officials.

08/28/2015

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Regis Shares Fall On Weak 4th Quarter Earnings Report

Shares of Regis Corp. dropped 10 percent in morning trading on Friday after the hair salon owner reported a continued decline in quarterly revenue.

08/28/2015

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Cute As Butter: The Baby Animals Of The Minnesota State Fair

We bring you only the most adorable baby animals from the swine barn, the cattle barn, the horse barn and the CHS Miracle of Birth Center.

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Black Lives Matter Protests At State Fair

Protesters with Black Lives Matter marched along Snelling Avenue during the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2015.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Live On WCCO Radio

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s was a guest on NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s The Morning News with Dave Lee and told the story of how she got going in politics and talked about her new book “The Senator Next Door.”

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Goin’ To The Lake: Red Wing

This week, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the Red Wing area.

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Protests At Bloomington Dentist’s Office

Hundreds of protesters showed up Wednesday at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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Stadium Construction Progress: 1 Year Left

The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!

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